Fluorescent probes provide a tool to study proteins and DNA both in vivo and vitro by confocal microscopy and fluorescence techniques. Therefore, there is a strong impetus to develop probes to detect and identify these functional biomolecules in protein science and other biological processes. Given this, collaborating with other researchers, a study team led by Dr. ZHANG Liyun developed novel small molecule fluorescent probes by diversity-oriented fluorescent library approach (DOFLA)，which designed and synthesized A new class of BODIPY fluorogens with enhanced spectral properties by incorporating both rotational restriction and PeT-quenching groups.
Critical evidence for the theory of turbulence quench by the flow shear was found in the latest research on Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in ASIPP, a significant progress towards the better understanding of the mechanism of turbulence suppression at the low-to-high (L-H) transition.
The layered material ZrTe5 has been demonstrated to be a Dirac semimetal, according to recent ARPES and magneto-infrared spectroscopy experiments. While a direct transport evidence for Dirac semimetal phase in ZrTe5 is still lacking. Using the Steady High Magnetic Field Facilities (SHMFF) with a magnetic field up to 31 T and temperature down to 0.3 K, the group led by TIAN Mingliang, High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CHMFL), carries out a detailed transport study on ZrTe5 nanoribbons and gives a clear transport evidence for Dirac semimetal phase in ZrTe5.